Aubergine lasagna

Known as Melanzane alla Parmigiana, this is absolutely my Southern Italian favourite dish.

An Italian mamma will wake up quite early on a Sunday morning to prepare  Melanzane alla Parmigiana, as cooking it takes long, and as it is considered a “special” plate.

In Italy you would cook lots of Aubergine lasagna in summer, as the aubergines are a summery vegetable and are very cheap.  Here in England, no matter the season, aubergines are expensive because are imported. I still cook my Melanzane alla Parmigiana sometimes on Sunday, especially to impress my guests, but I spend one pound for one aubergine only (I generally buy 5 or 6 aubergines)!!!

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